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Floppy laces: what up?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Bona Drag, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Well-Known Member

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    So I've noticed that even some of the guys who got it locked down on the WAYWT thread (GS - I see you playa) rock the big, floopy loops on the laces of a lot of their sneakers, especially Purcells, Chucks, and related. I personally think this kills an otherwise well-assembled look; obviously some people who know what's up disagree, so I'll throw this one to the forum.

    For my part, I'm a bigger fan of the Chuck slip-ons (the non-Varvatos ones; JV is dope, but I ain't paying $100 for Chucks) and solid-colored Vans, which I realize are a different story. Still, for regular low-cut Chucks and other types of sneakers, I usually pull tight, double-knot, or buy shorter laces 'cuz I hates the in-your-face loops. A small matter, but anyway...thoughts?
     
  2. Bungee Man

    Bungee Man Well-Known Member

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    I bought some Varvatos Chucks, and the loops are huge. Even with a double knot. I won't wear them now. I don't like it.
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya...and I agree that floppy laces look like shit. when I'm wearing Converse type sneakers it's usually a 'dont give a fuck' feeling day so I don't think about it. But yea, shorter laces would look better. I have some adidas that have long laces and those I always double tie so they dont flop
     
  4. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Well-Known Member

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    Bungee - I meant the JV slip-ons, but good to know the laced ones aren't worth the cash either.

    GS - wasn't my intention to call you out, although I guess that's what I did. It was more out of curiosity than trying to flag you for a foul; I can't say I disagree with whoever it was who named you consistently slickest on WAYWT. Just curious as to whether you and the rest flopped like Portuguese footballers on principle - you ain't gotta justify nothin' to a WAYWT virgin like me.

    Edit: But thanks for backing me up that floppy is wack; anyone vehemently disagree?
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    I can see guys who have a more casual laidback style (ie: LAGuy) preferring to have floppy laces since that flows more with their aesthetic (low slung jeans, hoodies etc)...but I could be wrong and they might hate floppies just as much
     
  6. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    i dislike floppy for more reasons of (in)utility than an aesthetic objection: i hate to drag laces on the ground. i prefer high tops to low, but i cannot bring myself to lace up the top two (or so) eyelets, resulting in flop. i do my best to shorten 'em up by loosening the lacing, lace trickery and double-knotting, but it requires some doing. at some point, you just gotta get out the door, flop or not.
     
  7. Bona Drag

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    i dislike floppy for more reasons of (in)utility than an aesthetic objection: i hate to drag laces on the ground. i prefer high tops to low, but i cannot bring myself to lace up the top two (or so) eyelets, resulting in flop. i do my best to shorten 'em up by loosening the lacing, lace trickery and double-knotting, but it requires some doing. at some point, you just gotta get out the door, flop or not.

    True; I am perpetually late, opposite of morning person, etc.
     
  8. knucks

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    I'm with this guy^
     
  9. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    i dislike floppy for more reasons of (in)utility than an aesthetic objection: i hate to drag laces on the ground. i prefer high tops to low, but i cannot bring myself to lace up the top two (or so) eyelets, resulting in flop. i do my best to shorten 'em up by loosening the lacing, lace trickery and double-knotting, but it requires some doing. at some point, you just gotta get out the door, flop or not.
    seriously.... fess up man... are you me or not?
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    fuck if i know. maybe the mods can compare IP addresses?
     

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